Sorry, I know there are a lot of these kinds of threads, but I've genuinely looked through all the different threads and still have had difficulty pinpointing where I am.
So, a bit about me:
I'm definitely image-oriented. I aspire to look strong, confident, relaxed, and cool. My clothing style tends to reflect that. I'm definitely attuned to trends, and try to incorporate them into my everyday looks--not willingly, though. My taste just naturally mimics that what is popular or elite. I dress well, but simply. I wear plain sweaters and pants and pay a lot of attention to look simple and relaxed. I don't want to look offensive or feel as though I come off as weird or unapproachable. And I have a very strong reaction to ugly things, ill-fitting clothes, or anything that doesn't really align with my ideal aesthetics. I'll always prefer to wear the same article of clothing 100 times than to wear something that I even mildly dislike. I often end up fighting my parents about my unique clothing identity, honestly. I cuff my pants and for some reason they can be really sensitive to that. I'm very attuned to my aesthetic and strive to work hard enough in order to afford better quality clothing--I want piles of cashmere, heh. Part of this comes from my desire to be a more successful and more attractive person. I want the best in life and I think my mind adapts to my aspirations pretty frequently. It's a weird sort of self-hypnosis, I guess?
Outside of my aesthetic, I'm pretty ambitious. I go to a pretty good and globally respected school and am on the path for a very stable and fulfilling career. I have lots of ambitions and goals that all are centered around the person that I am and the gifts that I have. I also struggle a lot with job applications and presenting myself correctly. I don't know if this stems from a lack of understanding or a feeling of conformity/inadequacy. I'm always concerned that I'm not doing enough to show them that I am a capable, unique, and motivated individual better than other candidates. At times, I get very defensive about compromising my self and integrity if I feel I have to change wording or say something in a manner that I find ineffective or antiquated. I always prefer a more personal and informal tone and try to integrate that into my professional appearance to give the appearance of someone relatable and knowledgeable.
With my friends, I always find myself adapting to their different behaviors, albeit, subconsciously. I honestly think this aspect is fading as I get older and more confident in my identity. I'm pretty well-liked, though I'm not really anyone's best friend. I am aiming high in my life goals and have pushed myself through a lot of emotional stresses and fears of failure. It's helped that I have been validated in having a stable career path (only as of November of this year!) and such. I probably sound like an asshole because all of this sounds really certain and definitive, when it's not quite so set in stone.
So please, thoughts, opinions?